The milestone was reached by installing a turbine at the family run smallholding of Wallhouse near Blisland, on the edge of Bodmin Moor, where the renewable energy generated will provide electricity for the owner’s home as well as two holiday cottages.
Alison Bulley owner of the 1,500th Evance turbine, said: “We chose the Evance R9000 turbine as it has a reputation for reliability and performance, also it is small and unobtrusive, so will have very little effect on the surroundings. The turbine should cover a substantial part of our electricity requirement supporting our business and local economy for the future.”
Kevin Parslow, ceo of Evance Wind Turbines, added: “With rising energy costs our small wind turbine is a great investment for a sustainable future – locking down electricity costs, receiving Feed-in Tariff and gaining some energy security, for 20 years, has got to be a winning combination.”
The company says that collectively, 1,500 Evance turbines will generate approximately 17,100MWh of electricity annually- enough to power over 3,560 homes. This is a saving on 8,950 tonnes of CO2 emissions, equivalent to taking around 3,940cars off the road.